Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

Emergency Response Systems

$19,065 distributed

I wear it all the time—it’s so important because I’m alone and I’m losing the last of my sight. I never want to be without it.~Edith B., age 98

Seventy-nine frail, elderly women gained peace of mind with the connection of a personal emergency response system to their telephone equipment, enabling them to remain safely in their own homes. Eight different women placed 11 calls for assistance. When a woman pushes her call button, FHBS is notified by fax, and in turn, alerts the client’s care manager. The cost per client per year is $300-$336 depending on whether she has a landline or a mobile phone. Support for this program was provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.